I posted some pictures on Facebook and sent some Tweets last week updating everyone on the status of my sister and her baby, but I haven’t had time to post some stuff here. So…
My sister, Tara, and her husband Richard had a precious baby, Harper Elizabeth, who was born on Thursday @ 1:40 in Charlotte. She was 7 lbs 15 oz. Tara was scheduled to be induced on Thursday morning, but she woke up having contractions. Harper was born on her mother’s birthday (there’s a 0.02% chance of that happening)! She already loves her Uncle Trav. She loves Aunt Amanda and Obie too (even though I told Amanda that saying Aunt Amanda is difficult phonetically and her name would probably be graduated to Auntmanda pretty soon).
We got to love on Harper a bunch. I also got to spend about three days in the waiting room with Obadiah. While that may seem like torture for many of you trying to care for a fourteen month old locked in a waiting room, it actually was great. We had a blast! I know he can’t quite understand what I am saying, but I told him over and over how proud I was of how nice he was to his first cousin and well he was behaving. He got to know the entire nursing staff – he was a hit.
Anyway, my beautiful niece misses me already, and I am hoping to see her again soon (Psalm 127:3).
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.